Lot 219 - 1970 Ford Escort 1100 Mk. I
|Odometer reading||31,100 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
The Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967, making its show debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. The Escort was a commercial success in many parts of Western Europe, but nowhere more than in the UK, where it was the national best seller of the 1960's. In June 1974, less than six years after the car's UK introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort, a milestone unmatched by any Ford model outside the USA. The Mk. I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time; a subtle Detroit-inspired 'Coke bottle' waistline and the 'dogbone' shaped front grill - arguably the car's most famous stylistic feature.
This remarkable Ford Escort has only covered 31,000 miles during its 45 years on the road. The condition is commensurate of a car that has been so well looked after and cared for. Although a basic model, this Escort has a familiar feel to it when starting the engine and driving off. It is described by the vendor as having no known faults and comes supplied with a V5 registration document, together with an MoT test certificate valid until 15th November 2015. A great example of a model that is rarely seen these days.
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